Winter's here, and it's making us think about showing some extra love to our hair extensions. At Philocaly, we know that these colder months demand a bit more care to keep those locks looking as fabulous as ever. Ready to dive into a guide that spills all the secrets on how to keep your extensions safe, vibrant, and absolutely stunning this winter? Let's do this!
Begin your winter extension care routine by reevaluating your washing schedule. Over-washing can strip extensions of their natural moisture. Consider extending the time between washes to maintain their sheen. If you're accustomed to a frequent washing routine, gradually transition to every other day or every two days. Keep your extensions refreshed between washes with the help of a high-quality dry shampoo.
While a hot shower can be tempting in cold weather, it's not the best for your extensions. Hot water can dehydrate both your natural hair and extensions, leading to dryness and brittleness. Opt for warm or lukewarm water during washing and finish with a cool rinse to seal the cuticles, locking in essential moisture.
Give your extensions a break from the heat during winter by experimenting with heatless hairstyles. This not only protects your extensions from potential damage but also adds a touch of versatility to your winter look. If heat styling is unavoidable, always apply a reliable heat protectant to shield your extensions from harm.
Protective Measures Indoors
Damp extensions are susceptible to breakage and colour fading when exposed to cold air. Consider adjusting your hair care routine to the evening during winter. If time is of the essence, shield your extensions with a hat or scarf before stepping into the chilly outdoors. We think the Philocaly Faux Fur Bucket Hat
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Revitalizing Oils for Extension Brilliance
Combat the drying effects of indoor heating and winter air by regularly applying nourishing oils to the ends of your extensions. Choose oils such as argan or coconut to replenish moisture and leave your extensions looking shiny and feeling soft.
Weekly Deep Conditioning
Elevate your extension care routine with a weekly deep conditioning session. Opt for a high-quality, nourishing hair mask, paying extra attention to the ends. For an intensified treatment, leave the mask in overnight and wake up to revitalized, luscious extensions.
Accessorize and Shield
Style and protect your extensions simultaneously with chic winter accessories. Opt for hats or scarves made from gentle materials like fleece or cotton to avoid static. Add an extra layer of protection by wrapping your extensions in a silk scarf before putting on your favourite winter accessories. Check out our Philocaly accessories here
Go Dark for Winter
Consider adopting darker shades for your extensions during the winter. Not only does this align with seasonal trends, but it also reduces the need for bleach, which can be harsh on your hair.
Regular Trims for Healthy Ends
Schedule regular trims to keep your extensions in top-notch condition. Trimming prevents split ends and maintains the overall health and vitality of your extended locks.
Hydrate from Within
Don't forget the power of hydration for your natural hair alike. Ensure you're drinking enough water to promote overall hair health and prevent dryness.
Wrapping It Up
That's a wrap on our guide to winter-proofing your extensions! We've covered everything from washing hacks to heatless styles and protective measures. Remember, these are just simple ways to make sure your locks stay as fabulous as you are, even in the chilly season.
So, go ahead, embrace the winter wonderland with confidence, knowing your extensions are ready to slay. If you ever need a touch-up or some expert advice, check out our Philocaly-verified stylist locator. Our Philocaly stylists are here for you! Until then, stay fabulous, stay warm, and let those extensions shine!